Felix Schoeller Group responds to COVID-19 pandemic

Felix Schoeller Group, based  Osnabrück, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with a range of measures, according to a company statement. The company is adjusting capacity at its specialty paper plants, and short-time working is being implemented in all German plants following the Easter holidays. Approximately 2,100 of 3,600 employees worldwide are affected. The company added, however, production is currently being restarted at the Chinese joint-venture plant. All machines of the Chinese joint venture have been producing according to plan since March 2020.

Due to declining order volume, Felix Schoeller Group is systematically shutting down paper machines and finishing units.

”Our current sales situation presents us with great challenges. We are reacting to this by flexibly adjusting our production volume to demand. In this way we are creating important conditions for the further economic stability of the company,” says Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp, CEO, Felix Schoeller Group. “The protection of our employees is our top priority. We took a number of measures early on to contain the risks of infection with Covid-19.”